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International relations

Former nuclear power Kazakhstan shares lessons for North Korea

UN ambassador highlights benefits of denuclearization, harm suffered by testing

Kairat Umarov serves as Kazakhstan's ambassador to the United Nations.

UNITED NATIONS -- Few nuclear powers have ever volunteered to dismantle their arsenals, but Kazakhstan's U.N. ambassador makes the case that a country stands only to gain by such a dramatic gesture.

Kazakhstan, which once held the fourth-largest nuclear stockpile with over 1,400 warheads, relinquished all of these Soviet-era weapons by April 1995.

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